March 28, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 35
March 28, 2023 | Volume 111 | No. 35
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Rotary Club of Oklahoma City

OKC Rotary News

March 28, 2023 |  Volume 111 | No. 35
In-Person and Livestreamed from Christian Life Center - St. Luke's Methodist Church | 11:55 
Link to the Livestream  11:55am    

Cristo Rey Catholic High School

Chip Carter is the President and CEO of Cristo Rey Oklahoma City Catholic High School, a rigorous private college preparatory high school for families of limited economic means.  Last May Cristo Rey OKC graduated its first class.  All 56 students were accepted into at least one four-year college or university and collectively they had $13M in scholarships.  93 percent of our current 67 seniors have been accepted to at least one four-year college. READ MORE
Chair of the Day:  Jerrod Shouse
Invocation:  Jim Loftis
Introduction of Guests:  Christopher Lloyd
Introduction of Teacher of the Month: Aaron Curry
Roving Microphone: Bud Oehlert
Registration:   Peggy Kates, Vered Harris
Attendance Scanning/Greeting:  Michelle Morrow, Lisa Gifford, Kathryn Wilson Wheeler
Menu: Mixed Green Salad; Meatloaf; Roasted Chicken; Mashed Potatoes; Corn; Roll  

club 29 breakfast

March 30, 2023 | 7:00am
Quail Creek Country Club | Wingspan Room
Chairs:  Susan McVey, Bud Oehlert
Speaker:  Aaron Collins, Superintendent/CEO, Metro Technology Centers 


Motivation and Results

by Christopher Lloyd

One of my favorite things about Rotary Club 29 is the amount of successful business leaders who are willing to share their insight and wisdom. I often look around the room on Tuesday and wonder how people motivate their team to drive forward and push for success within their own organizations? As a business owner myself I want positive performance with a team that is engaged and passionate. So how should we identify successful behaviors that will benefit our unique businesses? I believe that properly motivating our teams is a key element to success.

Motivation is the “forces either internal or external to a person that arouse enthusiasm and persistence to pursue a certain course of action.” Firstly, we must understand the type of needs that drive a person to action and then create rewards that will encourage that behavior. The mindset at many failed companies has been that if you want people to perform better you give them a bigger reward. Unfortunately, that only works for simpler tasks. Conceptual and creative cognitive thinking requires a different approach. Performance based rewarding can destroy motivation, crush creativity and diminish great performance. If we do not want to encourage such short term thinking, we should work to determine the complexity of a task and then determine the type of reward. As leaders we should allow people to find their own solutions by both acknowledging the needed tasks and by helping our teams to understand the “why” behind it. Ultimately money is not always the best motivator. For many, motivators include fair treatment, so keeping employees motivated requires equity within the workplace. Conventional management addresses lower basic needs and relies on extrinsic motivators and punishments to keep workers performing. I would instead choose to acknowledge that there are a variety of needs and act as a leader that does not function with a carrot and stick approach.


Rotary Afterhours & Performance at 20% off Option

April 12, 2023 Wednesday | 5:30-7:00pm
Lyric Theatre at the Plaza
1727 NW 16th St
Cash Bar | Bring Guests

22-23 Membership Directories available at Tues. Meeting

If you haven't already, please plan to pick up the new 22-23 Rotary Membership Directory at a weekly luncheon meeting.  If you can't attend the meeting, the directories are also available at the Rotary Office.  

Teacher of the Month

Aaron Curry will  introduce Keri Thompson, Bryant Elementary STEM Kindergarten Teacher, Moore Public Schools.

Foundation Election March 21-31, 2023

 Election for positions on the upcoming Rotary Club 29 Foundation Board will be held electronically March 21, 2:00pm through March 31, 11:59 pm through Simply Voting.  The voting link was emailed last Tuesday, March 21 at 2:00   Check your spam/trash folders!!!
This is an Approve/Reject vote.  

If you have information about community activities of Club 29 rotarians or other Rotary Clubs, please list them in the form below, and we will try to include the information in the newsletter that goes out to the club!
Community Activities

In the News

If you have good news - honors, awards, new achievements - to share with the club please let us know!

Contact Information Changes

If you have any unreported business or home contact information changes or if you would like a new photo for your listing in the Rotary Membership Directory, please make those changes here    

Upcoming Events   

April 12, 2023 - Rotary AfterHours - Lyric Theatre - with 20% off option to purchase tickets
April 30, 2023 - Memorial Marathon - Service Opportunity 
May 3, 2023 - Rotary OKC  visits Rotary Tulsa
May 19, 2023 - District Conference - Okla. History Center
June 13, 2023 - Rotary Meeting location changed to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
June 27, 2023 - Inaugural of the 23-24 Board, Lesli Massad, President

Rotary Club 29 Online Directory
DacDb has a new App in the App/Play Store!! 

Rotary Club 29 has an online membership directory which contains current content information for all club members. The link to access the Club 29 directory can be found at the top of  the home page of  or by clicking  here.
OKC Rotary has provided this tool as a convenience  to help members stay in touch with one another. The online directory,  just like the printed roster, should only be used for Rotary purposes.  If you need help in accessing the directory,
please email the office.


April 4, 2023 -  Tina Floyd - Owner – OKC Spark – Women’s Softball Professional Team
April 11, 2023 - Dr. Mautra Jones, President – OCCC - High School Rotarian Day  


March 21, 2023 - Online, In-Person, Makeups -  187
Total Present and Makeup - 33%
March 27, 2023:  586

Happy Birthday to those Rotarians born in March!

Celebrating Years of Service in Club 29

These Rotarians  have been members of Club 29 from 42 years to 1 year.
Membership by Years of Service

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